CAF Denies Liberia’s Request to Change Match Venue

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The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has declined a request from the Liberia Football Association (LFA) to change the match venue for Sunday’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to CAF, it is monitoring the situation and that Kinshasa is safe to host the match as planned.

“According to reports, the virus is located very far from Kinshasa and there is no risk of organising the DR Congo versus Liberia match in the said venue as scheduled,” said Caf’s Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, in an email to the LFA dated 17 March.

“Caf is in contact with [the] WHO (World Health Organisation) and is following the situation closely to ensure the organisation of the match in the best conditions,” Adamu wrote.

Withe this latest development, the Liberia national football team delegation comprising local-based players is expected to leave the country tomorrow for Kinshasa, Congo.